To help provide more focused undergraduate training in anthropology with real-world applications, the Department of Anthropology offers six certificate programs, open to all undergraduates regardless of major. Each is designed to complement a student's other coursework and to provide expertise in a specific area of anthropological inquiry.
- Enroll in three eligible courses
- Attend three (3) Anthropology Colloquia and write a one page report and/or analysis for each. Summaries will be reviewed and evaluated by the Undergraduate Advisor. It is your responsibility to plan ahead and attend colloquia BEFORE you submit your certificate application. For a schedule of colloquia, see http://www.anthropology.uci.edu/an_events
- Attain a 3.0 GPA minimum in the three (3) courses that you take to fulfill the requirements for the Certificate program.
*Note: The Ethnomusicology Certificate is exempt from this requirement; see the application form for details.
Submit a copy of your transcript and your three colloquia summaries together with the certificate application form to:
Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 3203
DEADLINE: May 3, 2013
Colloquia summaries CANNOT be turned in after the May 3, 2013 deadline. This is a firm deadline. Certificates will be awarded in the Spring at a special undergraduate reception.
Guidelines and application forms for all certificates can be downloaded here, or scroll down to download information and application forms for each individual program. You can also find hard copies of certificate guidelines and forms outside the Anthropology Office, Social and Behavior Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 3201.
Please note: the certificates were updated August 2013. Even if you have taken classes offered on past certificates, but not offered on current ones, you can still count the old courses toward new certificates. That is, all courses that ever counted for a certificate will still be included under the new criteria.
The Certificate in Law and Policy
Designed for students seeking expertise in the legal, political, and cultural dimensions of citizenship, democracy, immigration, and identity in the modern world. Courses offer training in legal, political, and cultural dimensions of civil society and political participation in the democratic process.
The Certificate in Global Studies
Designed for students wishing to develop their expertise in cultural, political, and economic phenomena that cross or transcend national boundaries. Courses offer intensive training in the anthropological analysis of international issues, such as migrations and diasporas, environment and development, flows of money and commodities, social movements, transnational religious movements, and ethnic, national, and other forms of political conflict.
The Certificate in Economy and Culture
Designed for students wishing to develop their expertise in the cultural and ethnographic analysis of economic processes and systems. Courses offer intensive training in non-western and non-capitalist economic practices, as well as anthropological approaches to contemporary capitalisms. The certificate program is also intended for students interested in cross-cultural approaches to economic management and planning.
The Certificate in Ethnomusicology
This certificate is designed for students wishing to specialize in the anthropological study of music and musical expression. Courses offer intensive training in the anthropological and ethnographic analysis of instrumental music, dance, the spoken word, and song.
The Certificate in Gender Studies
Designed for students seeking expertise in the cross-cultural understanding of gender and sexuality. Courses offer training in gender inequality, representations and practices of gendered bodies, gender and sexual identity, sexualities and culture, the relationships among gender, race, and class, and feminist theory in anthropology.
The Certificate in Medical Anthropology
Designed for students seeking expertise in the cross-cultural understanding of health and illness, as well as anthropological perspectives on science and medicine. Courses offer training in medical anthropology, science studies, representations and practices of health and illness, health and identity, and the relationships among gender, race, class, medicine, and science.